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A Living Rent is part and parcel of violence against women prevention

A Living Rent is part and parcel of violence against women prevention

At Zero Tolerance we recognise that prevention of men’s violence against women is a task with many facets. Gender inequality, the cause and consequence of men’s violence against women, reaches into every aspect of women’s lives – including the places that we live.The provision of affordable, secure housing is fundamental to violence against women prevention, which is why we have recently affiliated to the Living Rent Campaign.

Posted: May 1, 2015
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Women at the sharp end of welfare ‘reform’

Women at the sharp end of welfare ‘reform’

As more and more voices are sounding concerns about the austerity agenda that is currently driving many social policies, Zero Tolerance is particularly alarmed about the effect those policies will have on women.
Welfare ‘reform’ as it is happening currently in the UK is essentially the imposition of significant cuts in social security: £26 billion worth of cuts have been made to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions since 2010.
Posted: May 1, 2015
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Challenging violence against women with an air weapons license?

Challenging violence against women with an air weapons license?

"Concern with a small subsection in a bill to licence air weapons might seem far removed from our usual work of supporting early years workers to challenge gender inequality, ortraining youth workers to challenge abuse and exploitation in teen relationships; however there are important connections to be made."

by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely

Posted: April 22, 2015
Blog category: lap dancing, stripping
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Time for a ‘Plan F’

Time for a ‘Plan F’

"One of the clearest manifestations of inequality between women and men is the way in which our economy operates primarily in the interests of men and hugely disadvantages women."

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: March 18, 2015
Blog category: children
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“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

“The dress”, the follow-up advert, and the hidden story

"This research (among many other studies) shows that coercive control is a serious and prevalent form of abuse, which may prevent women from seeking help; yet many campaigns still focus on the physical."

by Zero Tolerance Co-director, Jenny Kemp

Posted: March 9, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance
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Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

Opening Conversations about 50 Shades of Grey

"For those of us who work with young people, this presents a challenge and an opportunity to discuss what constitutes a healthy relationship."

by Zero Tolerance Development Officer Liz Ely

Posted: February 16, 2015
Blog category: zero tolerance, media
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Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

Three ways a citizen’s income could help prevent men's violence against women

In January Women in Scotland's Economy (WISE) hosted a conference on feminist economics to celebrate and continue the life work of much missed 'feminist legend' Ailsa McKay. The event covered a wide range of feminist economic issues, from childcare to gender budgeting – all of which have massive implications for gender equality and violence against women (VAW) prevention.

by Zero Tolerance Capacity Building Officer, Liz Ely

Posted: February 3, 2015
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Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Ched Evans and Workplace Cultures

Over the past few weeks, Zero Tolerance has been contacted several times by journalists and broadcasters seeking comment on the Ched Evans case. It is generally our policy not to comment on individual cases. However, following the decision taken at the end of last week by another football club, Oldham Athletic, to not sign Evans, we felt that the conclusion of this particular case has highlighted some of the wider tensions for employers (and prospective employers) who want to take steps towards preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG), and need concrete advice for dealing with employees who choose to commit violence.

 

Posted: January 13, 2015
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Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Sexual Violence in Teen TV

In recent years, the sexualisation of popular culture, and specifically the impact of this on young people, has been a great source of anxiety, prompting lots of popular media commentary as well as academic research and policy intervention (APA 2007; ASA 2008; Papadopoulos 2010; Gill 2012).

 

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Planning for Equality: Commercial frontages and the exclusion of women from Edinburgh’s public realm

By guest blogger, Chiquita Elvin

Posted: February 28, 2014
Blog category: zero tolerance, men, feminism, prevention education, children, early years, gender, media, rape culture
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